Virginia Repertory Theatre 2019-20 LOA and SPT Seasons – Richmond, VA EPA (05.16.19) / Updated (05.14.19)
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Call Type: EPA
LOA / SPT
SPT Tier 6 and LOA, salary pending
Personnel in attendance:
Artistic Director: Nathaniel Shaw
Associate Artistic Director: Kikau Alvaro
Music Supervisor: Anthony Smith
Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer’s agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actors and singers for various roles in the 2019-20 LOA and SPT seasons. See breakdown.
All stage management positions have been filled.
BREAKDOWN / Updated (05.14.19)
VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE 2019/2020 SPT AND LOA SEASONS
SIGNATURE SEASON All Signature Season productions performed onstage at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre (114 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23220).
Virginia Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities,and (dis)abilities are strongly encouraged to audition.
—A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER—
Music by Steven Lutvak,
Lyrics by Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman
Book by Robert L. Freedman
Direction and Choreography by Kikau Alvaro
When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….
Rehearsals begin: week of August 26, 2019
Performance run: September 25 – October 20, 2019
(There are 3 AEA contracts expected to be offered among all of the available roles)
THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY (30-50) Asquith, Lord Adlabert, Reverend Lord Ezekiel, Henry, Lady Hyacinth, Major Lord Bartholomew, Lady Solome, Chauncey (this role has been cast)
MONTY NAVARRO (20-35) Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst (this role has been cast)
PHOEBE DYSQUITH (20-35, female)Monty’s cousin. Virginia Repertory Theatre EPA 2019-2020. 3
SIBELLA HOWARD (20-35, female)The girl Monty loves.
MARIETTA SHINGLE (40-60, female) Monty’s unexpected visitor.
WOMAN #1 (30-50, female) Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner’s Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe’s Maid; 3rd Newsboy;
Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl
WOMAN #2 (30-40, female) Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D’Ysquith;
WOMAN #3 (20-30, female) Mourner; Sibella’s Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower
MAN #1 (20-30, male) Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard
MAN #2 (30-40, male) Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith’s Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney
MAN #3 (40-60, male) Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry’s Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate
Music by Richard Rodgers,
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Direction by Laine Satterfield
Musical Direction by Anthony Smith
Based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, the story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into an elegant young lady and is able to attend the ball to meet her Prince, but, in this version, she must open the Prince’s eyes to the injustice in his kingdom.
Rehearsals begin: week of October 28, 2019
Performance run: November 27 – January 5, 2019
(There are 4 AEA contracts expected to be offered among all available roles)
ELLA (female) a young lady with the kindest heart in the kingdom. She dreams of escaping her endless chores so she might one day see the world.
PRINCE TOPHER (male) is the Prince of the entire kingdom, but he needs a bit of inspiration to realize his full potential.
MADAME (female) Ella’s stepmother, a vain and tyrannical woman only concerned with her wealth and her daughters’ happiness. Madame does not consider Ella, her stepdaughter, a true daughter.
SEBASTIAN (male) Topher’s Lord Chancellor. Although Sebastian wants to protect the Prince, he does so by shielding the Prince completely from what is going on in the kingdom.
MARIE (female) She enters the story as a senile poor woman, but she magically transforms into her true form as Ella’s wise and compassionate Fairy Godmother.
GABRIELLE (female) begins the story as just another selfish step sister but finds camaraderie in Ella when she reveals to Ella that she would give up her riches to be with Jean-Michel.
CHARLOTTE (female) One of Ella’s stepsisters who treats Ella cruelly but, quite honestly, doesn’t know much better because she is so self-involved. Charlotte’s a bit of a clown and definitely the last one in on the joke.
LORD PINKLETON (male) Sebastian’s second in-command and the herald for all important events or information.
JEAN-MICHEL (male) a poor revolutionary with many ideas about how to improve society. Jean- Michel is in love with Gabrielle.
Written by August Wilson
Direction by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford Wates
Fences tells the story of Troy Maxson, a promising baseball player who was excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime. Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships, especially with his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball.
Rehearsals begin: week of January 13, 2020
Performance run: February 5 – March 1, 2020
(There are 3 AEA contracts expected to be cast offered all available roles)
TROY MAXSON (African American, 40-65, male) former baseball star in the Negro Leagues, now works for the sanitation department.
JIM BONO (African American, 45-60, male) Troy’s best friend. Met Troy in jail.
ROSE MAXSON (African American, 35-55, female) Troy’s wife and mother to Cory. A realist who loves her family.
LYONS MAXSON (African American, 30-40, male) Troy’s oldest son by previous marriage. A musician having a hard time making a living.
GABRIEL MAXSON (African American, 40-55, male) Troy’s younger brother. Received a head injury during WWII and often believes himself to be the angel
CORY MAXSON (African American, 14-18, male) Troy and Rose’s son. A senior in high school. An ambitious and determined young man.
RAYNELL MAXSON (African American, 7-10, female) Troy’s daughter.
—A DOLL’S HOUSE PT. TWO — (PLAY)
Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Sharon Ott
This explosively entertaining continuation of Ibsen’s original masterwork examines what happens when we walk back through a door we stormed out of fifteen years prior.
Rehearsals begin: week of March 16, 2020
Performance run: April 8 – May 10, 2020
(There are 2 AEA contracts expected to be offered among all available roles)
NORA (female, 40s-60s) returning 15 years after leaving her Torvald and the confining role of the “ideal 19th-century wife.” She is now an author who takes
great pride in her success and autonomy.
TORVALD (male, 40s-60s) Nora’s estranged husband. On the surface, he is measured and reserved. He feels quite deeply, but is unsure of how to express it.
ANNE MARIE (female, 60-75) – the nanny of the Helmer household. She has raised the three Helmer children as if they were own.
EMMY (female, 20s) – Nora and Torvald’s daughter.
Music by John Kander,
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Musical Direction by Anthony Smith
Roxie Hart is sent to prison for killing a man who tried to walk out on her. While in prison she meets Velma Kelly, a big-time vaudeville star with twice as much blood on her hands. The two vie for the same lawyer, Billy Flynn, to help win their freedom and play the public from prison to help win fame for when they’re finally free.
Rehearsals begin: week of May 25, 2020
Performance run: June 24 – August 2, 2020
(There are 4 AEA contracts expected to be offered among all available roles)
VELMA KELLY (25-40, female) Vaudeville performer who is accused of murdering her sister and husband. Hardened by fame, she cares for no one but herself and her attempt to get away with murder.
ROXIE HART (20-30, female) Reads and keeps up with murder trials in Chicago, and follows suit by murdering her lover, Fred Casely. She stops at nothing to render a media storm with one goal: to get away with it.
FRED CASELY (30-50, male) Roxie’s short lived lover. Murdered for trying to leave Roxie. SERGEANT FOGARTY (35-55, male) Assigned to Roxie’s case. After asking the right questions, he manages to get Roxie to confess.
AMOS HART (30-50, male) Roxie’s faithful husband. Lies for her and tries to take the blame until he realizes that he has been two-timed by Roxie. Still in love with her, or misguided, he believes anything she says in her pursuit to get out of jail.
LIZ (18-45, female) Prisoner at Cook County Jail. She is imprisoned after shooting two warning shots into her husband’s head.
ANNIE (18-45, female) Prisoner at the Cook County Jail. Murder’s her lover after finding out he already has six wives. “One of those Mormons, ya’ know.”
JUNE (18-45,female) Prisoner at Cook County Jail. After her husband accuses her of screwing the milkman, he mysteriously runs into her knife ten times.
HUNYAK (25-45, female) Hungarian Prisoner at Cook County Jail. The only English she speaks is the phase, “Not Guilty.” Which follows her to her grave.
MONA (18-45, female) Prisoner at Cook County Jail. Murders her lover after he has a round of affairs with other woman, and an occasional man. I guess you
could say it was “artistic differences.”
MATRON “MAMA” MORTON (30-50, female) Leader of the prisoners of Cook County Jail. The total essence of corruption. Accepts bribes for favors from laundry service to making calls to lawyers. “When you’re good to Moma, Moma’s good to you.”
BILLY FLYNN (35-50, male) Established lawyer who hasn’t lost a woman’s case yet. Master of media manipulation who will get a girl off the hook as long as she can fork up the hefty $5,000 fee.
MARY SUNSHINE (25-55, female) Sob sister reporter from the Evening Star. Believes there is a little bit of good in everyone and will believe anything she is fed that matches her beliefs.
GO-TO-HELL-KITTY (21-40, female) Steals the spotlight when she murders her husband along with three other woman. Her crimes are labeled “Lake Shore
All Hanover Season productions performed onstage at Virginia Rep’s the Historic Hanover Tavern (13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover VA 23069)
BONNIE AND CLAIRE
Written by Bo Wilson
A funny and heartwarming new play about two sisters who reluctantly reunite after a forty-year separation.
Rehearsals begin: week of April 13th, 2020
Performance run: May 15th- June 7th, 2020
(There are 2 AEA contracts expected to be offered among available roles)
BONNIE begins the play as a woman of 63. She is tough and hard-shelled, with an acid humor. She tends to assume that things can and will get worse.
CLAIRE begins the play as a woman of 61. She is Bonnie’s younger sister; vivacious, exuberant, demonstrative. She is the half-full to Bonnie’s half-empty.
ZOE begins the play as a woman of 19. She is Bonnie and Claire’s niece, the daughter of their brother. She is forthright and insightful; she doesn’t miss much.
The play and its characters move through about 14 years, from 1988 to 1994 to 2002; therefore: ZOE’s age goes from 19 to 25 to 33
BONNIE’s age goes from 63 to 69 to 77
CLAIRE’s age goes from 61 to 67 to 75
A LATE MORNING (IN AMERICA) WITH RONALD REAGAN
Written by Michael Weller
A touching and honest interview with the late, great Commander in Chief (One-Man play)
Rehearsals begin: Week of June 29th, 2020
Performance run: July 24th- August 30th, 2020
RONALD REAGAN: (Male 45-65) Thoughtful, reflective, yet full of charm and warmth. Capturing the spirit of Reagan in his latter years, looking back over his body of successes and failures.
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114 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lunch 12pm to 1pm
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1) a brief song OR
2) a brief monologue OR
3) 16 bars of a song and a brief monologue.
NOTE: Any prepared audition materials/pieces should not exceed 2 minutes; If you are singing, bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided on both audition days.
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